gibbsite

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n gibbsite white crystalline mineral consisting of aluminum hydroxide; a constituent of bauxite and a source of alumina
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Gibbsite (Min) A hydrate of alumina.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n gibbsite A hydrate of aluminium, a whitish mineral, found, in Massachusetts in irregular stalactitic masses, presenting an aggregation of elongated tuberous branches, parallel and united: also found in the Ural and elsewhere, in monoclinic crystals, and often called hydrargillite. Its structure is fibrous, the fibers radiating from an axis.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Named after George Gibbs,